Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-05 16:44
For over 400 years, rumours have surrounded the death of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, including one which suggested that Brahe was murdered using mercury by his assistant Johannes Kepler. Now, after two years, evidence from the scientist's exhumed body disproves the theory.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-05 12:14
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created a large album of photos from Bordermarch Autumn Melees which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-04 17:01
The East Kingdom Gazette reports on changes to the 2013 Pennsic War which takes place July 19, 2013 through August 3, 2013.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-04 13:30
Unlike Hollywood's version of sword fighting, based on fencing, the true Viking fighting style was close in and vigorous. In a short video posted on the Discovery website, a father and son team of professional fight choreographers shows how it was really done.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-04 11:22
King Yngvar and Queen Luce of the Kingdom of Northshield report that Don Edward of Kent and Domna Dejaneecie Amidarium Vu have been chosen as the new Baron and Baroness of Nordskogen.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-03 18:05
Sunday October 14, 2012 marked the 346th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings which brought Norman rule to Anglo-Saxon England. Unfortunately, rain and mud put a damper on the celebration, cancelling the battle re-enactment.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-03 14:24
Lady Rosamond Playfayre, Herald of Drakenmere in the Kingdom of Meridies, reports that Their Majesties Thomas and Elisenda knighted Edward Aldwin on the field at Their Castle Wars event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-03 10:36
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 100 Mins War 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-02 19:30
On December 9, 2012, Webb's Auction House in New Zealand will host an auction of props and set dressings from the Starz television series Spartacus. Online bids will be accepted.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-01 14:18
At a conference in October 2012, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced that new evidence has been found of a Viking outpost on Canada's Baffin Island.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-01 10:28
In 2009, the Chequers Inn in Bressingham, England caught fire and burned. During the demolition, the remains of a 7th century Saxon man were discovered buried beneath the pub. Now the man has received a burial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-30 16:27
Tudor archers with longbows marked the 30th anniversary of the raising of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, from the floor of the Solent. The BBC celebrated the occasion with a short video.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-30 12:34
A BBC video reports that archaeologists believe they have discovered the site of the Anglo-Saxon Kingsholm Palace in Gloucester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-30 07:18
Edicrus reports that he has created an album of photos from Kingdom University which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-11-29 17:01
Historian Todd Gray believes the English often marvel at the beauty of craftsmanship in other countries without realizing what they have in their own backyards. In a short BBC video, he looks at the church bench carvings of Devon.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-11-29 14:12
The loss of limbs in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was a fact of life, so it is no surprise that armorers were employed to fabricate prosthetic hands. One, made of iron, is featured on the My Armoury.com website. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-28 16:03
1,300 years ago, a "spectacular Anglo-Saxon feasting hall" was abandoned in Kent, England. Recently a team of archaeologists from the University of Reading marked the end of their excavations of the site with a candlelight ceremony surrounding the building which knew so many "epic parties."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-28 13:16
Fans of rapier combat and regency romance will appreciate a short film by Leo Burton. The Duel At Blood Creek is the winner of several short film awards. [OOP and PG13]
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-28 10:57
Lord Cilléne mac Conghalaigh reports that at Their New Comers Event, Their Royal Majesties, Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered Peerages to three of Their subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-11-27 15:10
THL Evain Macrae of the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable reports that she has created several albums of photos from Flights of Fury, the Kingdom of the Outlands "Premier Archery Event." The photos are available on her public Facebook page.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-11-27 11:55
X-rays and infra-red photography used during conservation work on a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger have identified the subject as Hans, a merchant working in London's steelyards, rather than the goldsmith Hans of Antwerp, the identity given to the man for over 400 years.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-26 15:24
Game creator Gregor Vuga reports that he is developing a roleplaying game focusing on the lives of Icelandic settlers in the 10th century CE. Sagas of the Icelanders is an independent endeavor funded by private contributions. A short video explains the project.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-26 11:41
Fandom meets fantastic when artist Chey Chao used medieval illumination techniques to tell the story of Star Wars. The illuminations were created for a school project.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-26 08:33
Boston Globe correspondent Emily Files visited with members of the Barony of Carolingia as they presented their outdoor event, A Day in the Caliph's Court, on a beautiful fall afternoon. Carolingia in a barony of the East Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-25 18:29
Are you a compassionate person? Are you a person who enjoys practicing your Latin? You can be both on the Free Rice website where every right answer in a Latin language quiz wins 10 grains of rice for the World Food Program.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-25 14:53
Master Adam Stedefast reports that, at Their final court, Their Royal Majesties Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Master Tore av Uddevala.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-25 10:09
At Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Royal Majesties Timmur and Saige of the Kingdom of Artemisia offered elevation to Isabeau Lia Rossedal, who gave her answer in the affirmative.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-24 17:38
Travel through time with this French video which portrays changes in fashion from 1550 to 1615 through the person of Queen Margot. The short video is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-24 14:10
The city council of Nottingham, England and a private concern are at odds over plans to construct two major attractions honoring Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire. The city hopes to revamp the Nottingham Castle, while Discovery Attractions wants to build a UK£13m theme park near Edwinstowe. (graphic)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-24 09:18
Mistress Euriol of Lothian reports that she has created an album of photos from Hunters Moon which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on her Google photo site.